Patents by Inventor Tsukasa Sugiyama

Tsukasa Sugiyama has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 10791233
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a conveyance path, a plurality of setting portions, a printing portion, an operation panel, and a control portion. Before starting a mixed-sheet job, with respect to each of such setting portions of the plurality of setting portions as have a first sheet or a second sheet set therein, the control portion calculates first time, which is a period of time required for the first sheet to reach a registration position in a case where the first sheet is fed from the each of the such setting portions, sets a setting portion with respect to which the first time is shortest as a first setting portion, and makes the operation panel display recommendation information recommending setting the first sheet in the first setting portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: KYOCERA DOCUMENT SOLUTIONS INC.
    Inventor: Tsukasa Sugiyama
  • Publication number: 20200244830
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a conveyance path, a plurality of setting portions, a printing portion, an operation panel, and a control portion. Before starting a mixed-sheet job, with respect to each of such setting portions of the plurality of setting portions as have a first sheet or a second sheet set therein, the control portion calculates first time, which is a period of time required for the first sheet to reach a registration position in a case where the first sheet is fed from the each of the such setting portions, sets a setting portion with respect to which the first time is shortest as a first setting portion, and makes the operation panel display recommendation information recommending setting the first sheet in the first setting portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2019
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Applicant: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Tsukasa SUGIYAMA
  • Patent number: 10379796
    Abstract: A condition acquiring device is for acquiring condition information including binding position information and image direction information. A dividing condition setting device is for specifying at least one dividing position and a dividing order of an original image, according to an image formation rule for deriving the at least one dividing position and the dividing order in response to a combination of what are designated by the image direction information and the binding position information. An image processing device is for dividing the original image at the at least one dividing position into a plurality of divided images. The print processing device is for forming the plurality of divided images respectively on a plurality of sheets sequentially conveyed by a conveying mechanism according to the dividing order.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Tsukasa Sugiyama
  • Publication number: 20190095142
    Abstract: A condition acquiring device is for acquiring condition information including binding position information and image direction information. A dividing condition setting device is for specifying at least one dividing position and a dividing order of an original image, according to an image formation rule for deriving the at least one dividing position and the dividing order in response to a combination of what are designated by the image direction information and the binding position information. An image processing device is for dividing the original image at the at least one dividing position into a plurality of divided images. The print processing device is for forming the plurality of divided images respectively on a plurality of sheets sequentially conveyed by a conveying mechanism according to the dividing order.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2018
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Inventor: Tsukasa Sugiyama
  • Patent number: 9162837
    Abstract: The first remaining amount holding unit stores the remaining amount of sheet detected by the remaining amount detection unit before a sheet adding operation to the sheet stacking surface. The second remaining amount holding unit stores the remaining amount of sheet detected by the remaining amount detection unit after the sheet adding operation to the sheet stacking surface. The determination unit determines a sheet adding position based on the respective remaining amount of sheet stored in the first remaining amount holding unit and the second remaining amount holding unit. The feeding speed control unit changes a sheet feeding speed of the pickup roller based on the sheet adding position determined by the determination unit and the sheet remaining amount detected by the remaining amount detection unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Tsukasa Sugiyama
  • Publication number: 20150061212
    Abstract: The first remaining amount holding unit stores the remaining amount of sheet detected by the remaining amount detection unit before a sheet adding operation to the sheet stacking surface. The second remaining amount holding unit stores the remaining amount of sheet detected by the remaining amount detection unit after the sheet adding operation to the sheet stacking surface. The determination unit determines a sheet adding position based on the respective remaining amount of sheet stored in the first remaining amount holding unit and the second remaining amount holding unit. The feeding speed control unit changes a sheet feeding speed of the pickup roller based on the sheet adding position determined by the determination unit and the sheet remaining amount detected by the remaining amount detection unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicant: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Tsukasa SUGIYAMA
  • Patent number: 7976058
    Abstract: The occupant protection system includes a catching body that is housed in a housing located between a near-by seat and a distant seat for upward deployment and a support body that supports the catching body. The catching body covers the impact side of a distant-side occupant to catch the occupant moving toward the impacted lateral and includes a distal end acting as a free end swingable in a left and right direction. The support body is located on a side of the near-by seat close to the impacted lateral for deployment to support the catching body when the catching body swings toward the impacted lateral after receiving the distant-side occupant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2011
    Assignee: Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shigeyuki Suzuki, Takaki Fukuyama, Kenji Hayakawa, Tsukasa Sugiyama, Michio Inoue, Hirokazu Matsuura, Hajime Kitte, Takeki Hayashi, Masashi Aoki, Hitoshi Ida
  • Patent number: 7836996
    Abstract: A pedestrian protection system is mounted in the front portion of a vehicle, and includes a controller, a forward movement holding mechanism controlled in actuation by the controller, and a contact body that a pedestrian can contact. The controller, when having predicted a collision of a pedestrian with the vehicle based on a signal from a collision predicting sensor, actuates the forward movement holding mechanism to cause a forward movement of the contact body, and based on a signal from a turn sensor when the forward movement holding mechanism carries out an upward rotation or a downward rotation at the time of contact of the forwardly moved contact body with a pedestrian, controls actuation of the restraint body so as to correspond to a pedestrian moving to a front upper side of the vehicle and a pedestrian moving to a front lower side of the vehicle, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2010
    Assignee: Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hajime Kitte, Shigeyuki Suzuki, Masashi Aoki, Hitoshi Ida, Hirokazu Matsuura, Ichizo Shiga, Michio Inoue, Takaki Fukuyama, Takeki Hayashi, Tsukasa Sugiyama
  • Publication number: 20090242308
    Abstract: A pedestrian protection system is mounted in the front portion of a vehicle, and includes a controller, a forward movement holding mechanism controlled in actuation by the controller, and a contact body that a pedestrian can contact. The controller, when having predicted a collision of a pedestrian with the vehicle based on a signal from a collision predicting sensor, actuates the forward movement holding mechanism to cause a forward movement of the contact body, and based on a signal from a turn sensor when the forward movement holding mechanism carries out an upward rotation or a downward rotation at the time of contact of the forwardly moved contact body with a pedestrian, controls actuation of the restraint body so as to correspond to a pedestrian moving to a front upper side of the vehicle and a pedestrian moving to a front lower side of the vehicle, respectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2009
    Publication date: October 1, 2009
    Applicant: TOYODA GOSEI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hajime Kitte, Shigeyuki Suzuki, Masashi Aoki, Hitoshi Ida, Hirokazu Matsuura, Ichizo Shiga, Michio Inoue, Takaki Fukuyama, Takeki Hayashi, Tsukasa Sugiyama
  • Publication number: 20090243268
    Abstract: The occupant protection system includes a catching body that is housed in a housing located between a near-by seat and a distant seat for upward deployment and a support body that supports the catching body. The catching body covers the impact side of a distant-side occupant to catch the occupant moving toward the impacted lateral and includes a distal end acting as a free end swingable in a left and right direction. The support body is located on a side of the near-by seat close to the impacted lateral for deployment to support the catching body when the catching body swings toward the impacted lateral after receiving the distant-side occupant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2009
    Publication date: October 1, 2009
    Applicant: TOYODA GOSEI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shigeyuki SUZUKI, Takaki FUKUYAMA, Kenji HAYAKAWA, Tsukasa SUGIYAMA, Michio INOUE, Hirokazu MATSUURA, Hajime KITTE, Takeki HAYASHI, Masashi AOKI, Hitoshi IDA
  • Patent number: 7324773
    Abstract: A sheet counter counts points corresponding to the number of sheets subjected to a fixing process performed by a fixing unit during the image forming operation (during the copy state). A heater actuation time counter counts points corresponding to the heater actuation time (ON time) when a fixing operation is performed by a fixing unit during the image forming operation (during the copy state). When power consumption is high, a fixing control temperature can be set so as to reduce the power consumption during the non-image forming operating time (standby state and preheat state) by determining the power consumption (of the fixing unit) during the image forming operation based on the points counted by a sheet counter during one week, or points counted by a heater actuation time counter during one week.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2008
    Assignee: Kyocera Mita Corporation
    Inventor: Tsukasa Sugiyama
  • Publication number: 20070098431
    Abstract: A sheet counter counts points corresponding to the number of sheets subjected to a fixing process performed by a fixing unit during the image forming operation (during the copy state). A heater actuation time counter counts points corresponding to the heater actuation time (ON time) when a fixing operation is performed by a fixing unit during the image forming operation (during the copy state). When power consumption is high, a fixing control temperature can be set so as to reduce the power consumption during the non-image forming operating time (standby state and preheat state) by determining the power consumption (of the fixing unit) during the image forming operation based on the points counted by a sheet counter during one week, or points counted by a heater actuation time counter during one week.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2005
    Publication date: May 3, 2007
    Inventor: Tsukasa Sugiyama
  • Patent number: 5681493
    Abstract: A temperature controlling device for controlling the temperature of a heating member of a fixing unit of an image forming apparatus, the heating member being heated by a heater to perform a fixing operation at a predetermined fixing temperature, the temperature controlling device is provided with a controller which is operable to control the heater to selectively keep the temperature of the heating member at a first energy saving temperature smaller than the fixing temperature and a second energy saving temperature smaller than the first energy saving temperature when the fixing operation is suspended.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 1996
    Date of Patent: October 28, 1997
    Assignee: Mita Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ken Yoshizuka, Tsukasa Sugiyama, Yoshiaki Tabata
  • Patent number: 5669037
    Abstract: A toner concentration controller which activates a toner replenishing motor to replenish toner when the concentration of the toner in a developer unit which develops an electrostatic latent image on a photoreceptor drum is a predetermined value or lower. The ON period of the toner replenishing motor is controlled based on paper feed information (e.g. preset development quantity, both-side/one-side copying, and development speed) of a copy sheet to which the developed image is to be transferred.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 1996
    Date of Patent: September 16, 1997
    Assignee: Mita Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tsukasa Sugiyama
  • Patent number: 5655207
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus capable of inserting tab sheets between copied sheets is provided with a cassette for containing tab sheets is such a state that tabs of the tab sheets project backward with respect to a feed direction, a sheet inverting assembly provided downstream from the imaging assembly for discharging the sheet to the discharging portion after reversing its transport direction, an inserting position setting device for setting an inserting position of the tab sheet in a plurality of copy sheets to be stackingly discharged, a feed controller for feeding a tab sheet from the cassette during a processing in the inserting position, an image formation prohibiting device for prohibiting an image formation during the processing in the inserting position, and a transport controller for, when the fed sheet is a tab sheet, transporting the tab sheet to the sheet inverting assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 1996
    Date of Patent: August 5, 1997
    Assignee: Mita Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tsukasa Sugiyama, Ken Yoshizuka
  • Patent number: 5602628
    Abstract: The surface of a rotating photoreceptor is charged by main chargers and an electrostatic latent image is formed on the charged surface of the photoreceptor by use of an optical system. The electrostatic latent image is developed into a toner image with toner. The toner image is transferred to a copy sheet at a transfer section and an automatic voltage control is performed to regulate the output voltage of the main chargers so that the surface of the photoreceptor is charged to a predetermined charge when a power switch is turned on. A control unit is provided which performs the automatic voltage control also when the output of an ejection sensing switch representative of the number of image formations is greater than or equal to a predetermined value and the output of a development thermistor is higher than or equal to a predetermined temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 1996
    Date of Patent: February 11, 1997
    Assignee: Mita Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tsukasa Sugiyama, Yoshiaki Tabata
  • Patent number: 5296908
    Abstract: A combined system of an image processing machine (e.g., a copying machine) and a sheet handling machine. They are placed with an image reading part (e.g., a glass plate of the copying machine) therebetween. In the combined system, one-sided or two-sided original sheets and processed sheets are orderly stacked on respective final tray after they are finished processing if the original sheets are stacked orderly in the initial tray, i.e., the original sheets are laid on the final tray with the order of the page numbers maintained from the order at the initial tray, and the processed sheets are also stacked on the finish tray with the same order. In a simple mode: the original sheet is placed on the image reading part, processed (copied), reversed and ejected to a first final tray, while the process sheet (copy sheet) is processed and ejected onto the finish tray without reversing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 1990
    Date of Patent: March 22, 1994
    Assignee: Mita Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masaru Hatano, Tsukasa Sugiyama
  • Patent number: 5268728
    Abstract: If a being conveyed on which the image of a preceding document of a specific document is formed is jammed on the way including the post-processing device for post-processing while a new paper is fed from a paper feeder for the specific document and being sent into the intermediate tray by conveyer,the controller stops the conveyance of the jamming paper by the conveyer, and allows the paper being towards the intermediate tray to be conveyed to the intermediate tray and stocked, while stopping feed of new paper by paper feeder, and when jamming is cleared, the paper stocked in the intermediate tray is discharged outsides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 1992
    Date of Patent: December 7, 1993
    Assignee: Mita Industrial Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Tsukasa Sugiyama, Ken Yoshizuka
  • Patent number: 5187533
    Abstract: This invention relates to an improved automatic document feeder which may be used, for example, on an image forming apparatus. The apparatus in accordance with the invention includes a final document detecting circuit which detects whether a document sent from an original setting device onto an original mounting device is the final document of a set. A normal end detecting device detects whether all of the image forming steps have been completed normally as to the final document of the set. A controlling device moves the final document to be discharged outside of the automatic document feeder after all of the image forming steps have been finished normally on the final document. The controlling device is activated based on signals from the final document detecting device and the normal end detecting device. The control circuit allows documents other than the final document to be moved outside of the image forming device before all of the image forming steps have been completed normally.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 1992
    Date of Patent: February 16, 1993
    Assignee: Mita Industrial Co. Ltd.
    Inventors: Tsukasa Sugiyama, Ken Yoshizuka
  • Patent number: 5078382
    Abstract: A paper feeder having a feed unit for dispensing paper from a paper containing unit and delivering the paper to a transport assembly. The feeder comprises a first guide portion for guiding the paper containing unit and a second guide portion for guiding the feed unit. The paper containing unit and the feed unit are slidably supported by the first guide portion and the second guide portion respectively individually.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 1990
    Date of Patent: January 7, 1992
    Assignee: Mita Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Toru Tanjo, Tsukasa Sugiyama